April – Aussie women claim Oceania title

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

The Australian Women won two from two games against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 to win the Oceania title. Congratulations girls and special mention to the NSW players in the team – Brianna Keyes, Alice Keighley, Tori Brunsberg and Sebel Lindblom. Also comgrats to our NSW Referees who officiated – Robert Ridley and Adrian van Bussel. Thx to our hosts the New Zealand Handball Federation for their organisation and planning.

See some great photos of the games – including all the Aussie players at
Thanks to NZ photographer Jun Tanlayco.

April – NSW Club season starts with trials on April 27

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

The NSW Handball League commences with a trials weekend on the 27th April, rather than full competition as the national junior men’s and junior women’s teams have training camps on that weekend and the Australian Women are in NZ playing the Oceania World Championship qualifiers.

Teams are required to supply 2 refereeing pairs for the competition, with Ref training Tues night 23 April, and the trails day as practcal experience, where newer referees can be assisted by their mentors.

Please submit your team lists for the competition to Scott at no later than Wednesday 17th April (additional registrations can be accepted later), so that the NSW membership database can be updated and the scoresheets can be prepared for your matches.

April – Refereeing course April 23 for NSW Club refs

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

As part of the process of gaining accreditation for our referees from the Australian Sports Commission, we have targeted the first weekend of the NSW Comp on April 27 for trials and part of the practical component of the referees course, where newer referees can be assisted by their mentors.

Each team participating in the comp will be required to supply 2 refereeing pairs and our new referees coordinator will be allocating referees and match officials to matches.

These referees will be participating in the initial theory component of the course on Tuesday 23rd April at Sports House (6A Figtree Dr, Sydney Olympic Park) and using what they learn at the trials. Please advise Scott Fearnside if you are planning to attend

April – Oceania Women’s qualifier to be held in NZ April 26-27

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

New Zealand was awarded the hosting of the Oceania qualifier for the Women’s Wolrd Champs. The event will be a two match test between Australia and New Zealand in Wellington on April 26 and 27 at 6pm Wellington time. Congratulations to our NSW players in the team. The games will be webcast via New Zealand Handball’s website at

April – Oceania Men’s SuperGlobe planned May 17-19

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Sydney University have been awarded the hosting of the SuperGlobe Oceania qualifier planned for Sydney Olympic Park over the weekend of May 17-19. Invitations have been sent to Oceania member federations for their winning Club team per nation. Once nations respond more details will be posted.

April – Aussie Beach camp in Sydney April 13-14

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The Aussie Men and Women’s squad are holding their training camp at South Maroubra on the wekend of April 13-14 in preparartion for the World Games in Cali, Columbia in August. (The selection camp will also be held in Sydney in May.) Best wishes to all our NSW players!

April – NSW School Championships April 8 & 10

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The 2013 NSW High School Championships are being held at Dural Sport and Leisure Centre, Cnr Kenhurst Rd and Pellit Lane, Dural on April 8 (women) and April 10 (Men) from 8:15am. NSW Handball volunteers are needed – if you can help, please contact organiser Claire Dennerley at

April – NSW piloting Nat Referee course

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Following a grant from the Department of Communities (Sport and Rec) to develop a national officiating course, NSW is triailing the Referee component on Saturday and Sunday April 6-7 as a pilot. The course is handball specific and builds from the ASC online Introductory Officating course. Once reviewed and accredited the course will be availabe nationally.

March – AHF AGM for April 20

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The AHF AGM is to be held at Sports House Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday April 20 starting at 10:30am. With members travelling nationally, the rest of the weekend will also be a strategic planning weekend for the Board and associated officers. RSVP for meeting (to ensure adequate roomsize please) to

March – Pilot national referee course April 6&7

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

NSW has received a Department of Communities grant to develop a Introductory Officiating Handball course.A pilot of the Referee compnent will be run on April 6&7 by Alex Gavrilovic, recently returned from the London 2012 Olympics and oversighting their preprartion courses also. Once endorsed the course will be available nationally.